Baroness Drake

Labour Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) 18 May 2021

    My Lords, the Government’s legislative programme is inseparable from a well-functioning courts system. In its report, COVID-19 and the Courts, the Constitution Committee, on which I sit, applauded the monumental effort by all those working in the courts to maintain a functioning justice system during the pandemic. But recognition of those heroic efforts cannot obscure the scale of the...
  • Kickstart Scheme - Question 29 Apr 2021

    Can I press the Minister on my noble friend’s question? When will the Government report what direct action they are taking now to ensure they deliver equity across the regions on Kickstart placements? Sentiment is fine, but could we have the evidence of what the Government are doing to ensure equity? Secondly, unemployment of young black people started high and is rising faster than that of...
  • Pension Credit - Question 8 Mar 2021

    My Lords, it is clear that the numbers in pensioner poverty have risen. Benefit take-up rates by poor pensioners are low—37%, or 1 million, do not claim the credit. They are now being billed for a TV licence that they should not have to pay for and that they cannot afford, and they will get even poorer. The Government handed over policy on pensioners and the licence fee to the BBC, but they...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Constitution Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Sep 2018 to 4 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (6 Dec 2016 to 17 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (28 Jan 2016 to 29 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Dec 2015 to 4 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Jan 2014 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Jun 2012 to 24 Jul 2012)
  • Member, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee (29 May 2012 to 28 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)

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